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Subject:Re: Word setup for manual From:A Watkins <awatkins -at- POBOX -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 18 May 1997 12:49:24 -0500
Lori Smith wrote:
> E.T. Hull wrote:
> > Some of you talk about a "master document". What does it include and is it
> > handy for this kind of manual?
> Even Microsoft advises avoiding master docs in Word. If you have a
> decent machine, I'd advise putting it all in one doc. We do it all the
> time, even for 200-500 pagers.
I agree with Lori, but I'd add a strong caveat. If your manual contains
of tables, graphics, or other special formatting, you're probably
yourself up for some heartache down the line. Avoid MS Weird if you
Use a desktop publisher (like FrameMaker) instead of a word processor
project of this size and complexity. Or put your earplugs in and get
for the crash!
Technical Writer, Software Engineering, GTech Texas mailto:awatkins -at- pobox -dot- com